Reducing Environmental Impacts with Green Building Design
Sustainability sits at the core of everything Epsten Group does. As a firm, we believe in helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more just world. We know that it takes a tremendous amount of time, money and effort to build, operate and maintain a building. We also know there’s a tremendous opportunity to leverage green building design projects to help bring better balance between people, the planet and the profitability of those buildings. For that reason, Epsten Group is committed to providing services for all aspects and phases of sustainable building projects.
Our team includes sustainable design experts well-versed in a wide array of green building design and energy-efficient building design techniques and technologies to help building owners reduce their project’s ecological footprint while also shrinking their long-term operational costs. Working closely with our clients through a collaborative approach that emphasizes listening to their needs and understanding their organizational culture, we develop responsive strategies for reducing energy and water use while also providing healthier environments that promote greater happiness and productivity for building occupants. Whether you’re considering sustainable design features as complex as rainwater harvesting and renewable materials or as simple as low-flow plumbing fixtures and low-emitting finishes, Epsten Group has the expertise to make your building project more sustainable. Our experienced team has helped numerous project teams achieve their green building design goals from LEED certification to Living Building Challenge Petal certification to simply implementing inexpensive, common-sense best practices for better, more sustainable buildings.
When combined with our other service lines, Epsten Group can offer an unparalleled package of green building and energy-efficient design and construction-related techniques to help establish, refine, verify and review the sustainability of your project. These include design phase services including sustainability consulting to assist our clients in pursuit of their preferred green building rating system certification, energy modeling to hone a project’s design and reduce its energy consumption, building envelope consulting to help improve the building shell’s air- and water-tightness as well as its thermal performance, and Whole Building Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to help clients define and reduce the environmental impacts of their building projects. Once your project is under construction, our building commissioning and building envelope commissioning teams can help verify the proper installation and function of building energy and envelope systems while our retro-commissioning services can be leveraged after occupancy to ensure building energy performance and comfort is maintained throughout the life of the building.
LEED Consulting is often part of a sustainable building project. We’re proud to be the global leader in LEED certification reviews.